Flipping houses is not as simple as it seems on TV. There’s a lot you need to consider for a successful flip. Watching the TV shows might seem like enough to convince any real estate investor that flipping houses simple. You buy a home, renovate it, and sell the house for a huge...
Debt can be a tool you leverage or a major financial pain. Look for these signs that a creditor will lead you into more debt. As any property investor knows, you can use debt to help you to build a portfolio. The idea is to borrow money and invest in an asset that will generate an income later...
Asset Protection Structures To Avoid
The mark of smart property investors is that they protect their assets. Avoid these strategies if you want to make sure you don’t lose yours. Whether you’re investing or running a business, you face a certain amount of risk. There’s always the possibility that something could go...
drowning in debt and the causes of bad debt
Nobody wants to deal with debt collectors. That’s why you need to use these tips to control your spending habits so you don’t end up deep in debt. Poor money management is the bane of life for many Australians. Whether you’re an investor or just a regular person, you’ve probably...
tax return mistakes and tips
Every financial year, Australians make mistakes when working out their tax obligations. Here are five big ones that affect the amount of tax you pay. Did you know that 80% of Australians pay more tax than they should? They make mistakes with their assessable income and deductions that end up...
How to avoid mortgage stress
Mortgage stress affects thousands of owner-occupiers in Australia. Here are the things you can do to take control. The Australian property market’s boom period was great news for investors. They could get loans with lower interest rates and saw the value of their properties skyrocket. But...
The things you need to know about a self managed super fund
How much money do you need to create an SMSF? How do you know if you qualify? DG Institute founder and CEO Dominique Grubisa answers these questions and more. You may already have a superannuation fund. Most Australians contribute part of their earnings to such a fund. Typically, they’re...
Property Renovation Tax 4 great renovation tips
If you own an investment property, renovations can be a great way to boost capital value and raise your rental income. But beware of the tax traps. Planning ahead can maximise your returns, writes DGI Founder and CEO Dominique Grubisa. The warmer months are here, and many owners of investment...
How To Identify Under Market Home Value When Buying
As an investor, you aim to purchase properties so you can make a profit. But what if the market goes against you? That’s where having value adds becomes important. During any given period of time, the state of the property market will fluctuate. Increased competition, changes in prices, and...
renovating and flipping properties for profit strategies
The right renovations can add tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars profit to a property flip. But what are the rules for success? DG Institute Founder and CEO Dominique Grubisa shares seven tips to make your renovations pay dividends. How to buy and renovate houses for profit? ...